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Nothing Stands Still for Long – Changing English Revisited



НазваниеNothing Stands Still for Long – Changing English Revisited
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Rob Dean

Russia June 2010


Нижний Новосибирск Казань Самара

Nothing Stands Still for Long – Changing English Revisited

Whether it’s technology, fashion, music or politics, nothing stays the same for long, and for some people, staying up to date can be a real challenge. Language is no exception, and all languages are in a constant state of evolution. This session will look at some of the latest trends in English – both new elements entering the language as well as old elements falling out of use. The talk is the second in a series that will investigate examples of changing grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and usage, and will look at where this leaves when deciding what to teach in the classroom.


Culture and Language – There’s more to it than red buses and 5 o’clock tea!


Some say that it is not possible to fully appreciate a language without understanding the culture that gave rise to it. To what extent is this true? Is it relevant to focus on culture when the majority of English used in the world is between speakers of other languages? Another issue concerns the fact that nowadays we are often faced with multicultural classes. How can we broaden our learners' understanding not only of each others' cultural backgrounds, but also of cultures from beyond the classroom? Answers to these questions and more will be covered in this entertaining look at some of the links between language and national identity.


САРАТОВ и ТОЛЬЯТИ

^ A Sense of Balance – the Key to Success in the Secondary Classroom


Teaching and learning is often said to be full of apparent conflicts – Student centred or teacher led? Tried and tested methodology or new cutting edge approaches? Grammar based or skills based? Exam focused or real world focused? This session will aim to demonstrate that in fact we can have the best of both worlds. Through a series of practical activities and approaches we will look at how a sense of balance can be achieved between these seemingly opposing forces, whilst at the same time providing a motivating, rewarding and fun classroom environment for our learners. The talk will be illustrated with material from the new Pearson Longman course ‘Discover English’.


Tradition and Innovation in the Primary Classroom


It’s a well known fact that many eight year olds are more tuned in to today’s world of digital technology than many adults four times their age! And yet, until now, school has been decidedly ‘low-tech’ in every way.
This session will look at how we can successfully blend the traditional aspects of primary methodology with the kind of methodology now expected by our young learners: bringing language to life through modern approaches, digital components, projects and the use of multiple intelligences. Through a series of practical approaches and activities, we will see that the modern and the traditional can comfortably sit side by side and complement each other. The session will be illustrated with material from the new Pearson Longman course ‘Fly High’.




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